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Recommend Routine Circumcision, Experts Tell CDC

by Rajashri on August 31, 2009 at 9:42 PM
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Recommend Routine Circumcision, Experts Tell CDC

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is mulling on whether to recommend routine circumcision for all baby boys born in the US. This measure is being considered so that the spread of HIV and other infections may be curbed.

Experts feel that the recommendation is not controversial as nearly 80 percent of adult American men are already circumcised. They also feel that since many studies show that circumcision reduces rates of HIV transmission, the CDC should ignore cries of outrage and should simply go ahead and recommend the procedure.

Many studies have also shown that circumcised men have lower rates of other sexually transmitted diseases like herpes and also have lower rates of penile cancers.


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